Wednesday, December 12, 2012
If I were engaged, I'd probably tie the knot today doing things 12 times. (smiling) Will do fun things at 12 noon - just for fun.
Wishing all a happy day.
Monday, December 10, 2012
About a year ago, the local utility company installed "smart meters" outside the homes in my neighborhood without consent by the individual residents. Mine is nearby my bedroom and my neighbor's is very close since the houses have little space between them. I didn't think much about this, but over time, I've begun having symptoms that I just couldn't pinpoint the causation.
Then the news items began popping up about the severity of things that people were experiencing from the radiation produced by the smart meters. Honestly, I think that's where a lot of my problem lies, but here's the rub.
They are charging a significant fee to remove the meters, plus a monthly charge. Then, even if I had mine taken away, my neighbor's is still close by. The only alternative I have at the moment it to sleep in the living room, which is not a very practical solution. Perhaps I'll get a sofa bed after the holidays and try that. I don't know. I'll cut and paste a bit of the recent article I read. It goes on, after this paragraph, to describe the fees and charges.
"This news will, despite its shortcomings, be welcomed by those who are suffering from radiation effects, including headaches, dizziness, ringing of the ears, heart palpitations or arrythmias, nausea, and rf radiation sensitivities that began or increased following installation of the smart meters. Some that we have spoken with have been driven from their homes, including those residing in La Jolla, Coronado, Poway, and San Diego. Others have planned to sell and leave the state, unable to physically tolerate the smart meter's radiation emissions. Those living in hotels or their cars will be glad to know that there is a good chance they may not have to live with a smart meter on their home. This will not solve the problem of the close proximity to neighboring meters that are also an issue.
Center for Electrosmog Prevention (CEP), a CA nonprofit based in La Mesa, is a formal Party to the SDG&E opt-out proceeding, at the CPUC. The following comments related to CEP's filings on behalf of customers, pertaining to this opt-out were noted by Judge Yip-Kikugawa, in her decision, today:
CEP also opposes SDG&E’s preferred solution and argues that an analog
meter opt-out option should be offered. It maintains that a non-communicating
meter with interval read capability would not address concerns raised by those
customers who want an opt-out option that does not emit “electromagnetic
radiation... CEP also assert that since PG&E had stated that it was willing to
provide analog meters to its residential customers, SDG&E should also be
willing to do so."
I have to admit that I am an EMF-sensitive person; I even have to limit cell phone use to brief conversations as it gives me a headache. So, I have no doubt these meters are a huge problem.
Wishing all a good day.
Sunday, December 09, 2012
There are three things that I have realized are contributing to a very bad quality of daily life for me. I can honestly say that I have been puzzled as to what's up with me, aside from the "normal" stress level of current challenges. I'm not operating on all cylinders, let's just leave it at that.
I'm very sensitive to certain things like caffeine. Even though I drink one small mug of coffee, I hate the way caffeine makes me feel. One of my goals has been to get off the stuff in the near future. Since I've blogged about that, I'll leave that topic until I actually start th detox process. (I want to do this once and for all.)
The other thing that affects me are EMF's. I stay away from using cell phones as it gives me a headache, and try to limit other electronics that emit stuff. However, about a year ago, the local utility company installed a "smart meter" that has really caused me a lot of trouble. But I'll blog about that in the near future.
The third thing is soy. Sure, I have researched and understood the controversary around it. And in the past, I've mainly stayed away from it. But about two months ago, when embarking on this low carb eating regimen (I've lost 11 lbs since Nov 1), I started ingesting a LOT of soy. Shakes, food, etc.
Man, I began feeling so brain-fogged and other negatives - for no apparent reason. Not depressed in the way I know depression feels, but still heavy and a bit dark. The other day I sat down and took a long look at what changed in the past two months and came up with soy.
Then I got on the internet and researched; I found some women's posts about how they experienced extreme depression and medical websites also listed this possible side effect from soy. You know, today is day 4 of no soy, and I feel different already. Might be placebo, and certainly not a miracle since I still have caffeine and smart meter to deal with, but hey, better is better.
No more soy for me. Wishing all a happy day.
Friday, December 07, 2012
A couple of days ago, it was announced that Fresh & Easy stores will probably be closing. Talk about a blow! It sounds silly to be upset over a seemingly silly thing like this, but this store has been one of the main reasons I've been able to eat so healthy at such reasonable prices.
I refuse to go back to the big chain stores with their high prices, preservative junk foods, and grouchy service. I'll explore the alternative markets, even though it'll mean traveling farther and planning for less frequent shopping.
Wishing all a good day.
Thursday, December 06, 2012
I want to be done with caffeine once and for all. Even though my only intake is one small mug in the morning, I don't like the way I feel with it. I've tried to do this detox before. Many times. I've tried the weaning slowly thing, cold turkey, and everything in -between. I have herbal teas for substitution and all sorts of tricks to use.
However, the detox process for me is excruciating. I mean, not just days and days with that awful headache, but severe flu-like aches that last for a week or more. But no one else seems to go through such pains when getting off of caffeine, until I heard this story on the radio a few weeks ago.
A local radio talk show host and his crew were talking about the Monster drinks in the news and they were comparing how much and what they drink as they were all highly-caffeinated. The news lady said that she gave up caffeine in the past when she learned she was pregnant. And that she had such severe pains that she was actually in bed over a week. Her conclusion made everyone laugh, but she wasn't joking when she concluded that it turned out that the caffeine withdrawal was worse than labor pains!
So, I'm not looking forward to detoxing. And I have recently tried weaning less each day. Doesn't work for me. Guess I just have to dive in and get her done once and for all. Tomorrow. (smiling)
Wishing all a good day.
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